Teenage Dancer Featured on 'So You Think You Can Dance' (AM)

By: Matthew McClellan Email
By: Matthew McClellan Email

Morgan Alderman had only 30 seconds to show the world her dancing abilities last month.

"I was trying to put everything I was good at into it," explains the 16-year-old junior at Early County High School. "I packed it with every hard move I could."

But those moves almost didn't get submitted in time.

"I put the dance together at the last minute. Right before the deadline," she says.

"So You Think You Can Dance" partnered with the social media app Vyclone to give viewers the chance to join in with the show. Users download this app, video their performance within Vyclone, then send submissions to the judges on the show.

Morgan admits she didn't expect to get picked.

"I didn't even watch it live that night. I got home and went to bed and woke up. Then I remembered I hadn't watched it yet and turned it on. I was fast-forwarding to see if i made it. I saw myself and ran to get my parents out of bed," remembers Alderman.

Earlier this year, her hard work earned Alderman the chance to study at Joffrey School of Dance in New York for a year- an opportunity she decided can wait.

"I'm teaching at my studio right now. That's really important to me," she says. "It wasn't the right timing."

If the recognition she's already gotten is any sign of things to come, America may see Alderman from their living rooms again very soon.

She says for now she is trying to decide whether she will go into performance or education in the field of dance.

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